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Summit baseball rockets to No. 7 in state 4A standing, plus locals at U-14 AA hockey nationals

Summit County locals (from left) Ashlyn Lewis, Sydney Gurlea and Ava Gosnell at the 2017 USA Hockey National Championship Tournament in Troy, Michigan over the weekend of April 6-8. The three traveled to the tourney with a U-14 AA team from the Aspen area and lost three games to the top three teams in the U-14 AA division.

Local girls show Summit love at USA Hockey National Championship Tournament

The weekend didn't end with a title, but it's still an experience these three will never forget.

This past weekend, three Summit Youth Hockey girls players — Ashlyn Lewis, Sydney Gurlea and Ava Gosnell — traveled with an Aspen-based team to the U-14 AA National Championship in Troy, Michigan. The team earned the invite after winning the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Championship in Phoenix in late March.

Nationals was tough from the start. The trio of locals on the Aspen-based team was forced to play the top-three teams in the nation, and each game was played back-to-back over the course of the weekend. Play began on April 6 against No. 3 Rochester Edge from the New York District and ended in a loss, 1-3. Play continued the next day, April 7, against No. 1 North Shore Vipers from the Massachusetts District. That game also ended in a loss, 0-6. The final game of the weekend for the locals was on April 8 against No. 2 Shoreline Sharks from the Connecticut District, which ended in the final loss of the weekend, 1-5. The Sharks went on to be crowned national champions.

Despite the tough draws, the Aspen team ended the weekend at No. 10 overall after entering the tournament ranked at No. 50. Congrats to the girls and entire Aspen team for a season and weekend they won't soon forget.

Summit vs. Battle Mountain | Tigers baseball, April 5

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A regular-season varsity baseball game, hosted by Battle Mountain in Edwards on April 5. The Tigers won, 12-4, to remain undefeated in the 4A Western Slope. A game recap from head coach Tom Looby:

Omar Nunez and Andrew Shaw each had two hits for the Tigers, and Shaw had a double for two RBIs. On the mound, Turner McDonald, Sam Hull and Shaw combined to limit Battle Mountain to five hits on the day. McDonald got the win.

Summit vs. Glenwood Springs | Tigers baseball, April 8

A regular-season doubleheader varsity baseball game, hosted by Glenwood Springs in Glenwood on April 8. The Tigers won both games, 1-0 in the first and 5-2 in the second, to remain undefeated in the 4A Western Slope. The wins also propelled Summit past Glenwood in the league standings after both teams entered the day at 3-0. A game recap from head coach Tom Looby:

In the first game, Andrew Shaw pitched a three-hitter and struck out 15 batters to get the win. He also hit the game-winning RBI with a long double to score Turner McDonald, who had singled to get on base. Omar Nunez, McDonald, Ethan Drewes and Shaw each had two hits in the game.

In the second game, Sam Hull and Will Heuck combined to scatter eight hits in the game, and the Tigers infield turned a rare triple play to end a Glenwood rally. At the plate, Nunez and Jacob Payer each had two hits for the Tigers, with Shaw and McDonald each getting a double.

Summit vs. Englewood | Tigers baseball, April 10

A regular-season varsity baseball game, hosted by Englewood on the Front Range on April 10. The Tigers just could not stop scoring for the win, 22-2, and improved to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the 4A Slope. Summit is currently ranked No. 1 in the league and No. 7 in the state 4A standings. The next game is a big doubleheader against cross-county rivals Eagle Valley today (April 12). First pitch is at 3 p.m. An Englewood recap from head coach Tom Looby:

Omar Nunez, Will Heuck, Will Drewes and Brian Hessler combined to pitch a one-hitter for the Tigers. Nunez got the win. At the plate, Jacob Payer had three hits, including a triple and five RBIs. Blake Olson and Andrew Shaw each had two hits for the Tigers.

Summit vs. Durango | Tigers girls lacrosse, April 8

A regular-season varsity girls lacrosse game, hosted by Durango in Durango on April 8. The Tigers lost, 5-7, to split the two-game season series with Durango.

Summit vs. Conifer | Tigers girls lacrosse, April 10

A regular-season varsity girls lacrosse game, hosted by Summit in Frisco on April 10. The Tigers won, 9-8, after a heart-pumping triple overtime game. It's the first time this season Summit has taken a game to triple overtime, led by Paige Schlegel with four goals and Katelyn Keene with the game-winning goal on an assist from Maddy Remias in the third OT frame.

The Tigers are now 6-2 overall and 6-2 in the 4A Western league. The team next plays Aspen in Aspen today. Face-off is at 4 p.m.

Summit vs. Conifer | Tigers boys lacrosse, April 8

A regular-season varsity boys lacrosse game, hosted by Conifer in Conifer on April 8. The Tigers lost, 1-16, and are now 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the 4A Slope. Results from Tuesday's rivalry game against Battle Mountain in Edwards weren't available at press time.

1 Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final

Summit 0 0 0 1 1

Conifer 6 6 2 2 16

Eagle Valley Invitational | Tigers track and field, April 8

A regular-season track and field meet, hosted by Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum on April 8. The event drew 17 male and female teams from across the region, including 4A Western Slope foes Glenwood Springs, Eagle Valley, Battle Mountain and Steamboat Springs. The following individual results are for top Summit finishers only.

Top teams, girls

1. Eagle Valley High School

2. Coal Ridge High School

3. Evergreen High School

8. SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL

Top teams, boys

1. Glenwood Springs High School

2. Eagle Valley High School

3. Coal Ridge High School

15. SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL

Top Summit finishes, girls

3. Noelle Resignolo, 1600m run — 5:51.43

3. Hunter Stimson, 300m hurdles — 51.22

4. Hunter Stimson, 200m dash — 29.38

5. Noelle Resignolo, 800m run — 2:30.49

5. Morrison Donovan, 3200m run — 13:21.99

5. 800-meter medley (Cashema Hemans, Meghan Sockett, Hannah Drabik, Kate Wasson) — 2:03.82

6. 1600m relay (Kate Wasson, Hannah Drabik, Brooke Tomlinson, Noelle Resignolo) — 4:37

7. Hunter Stimson, 100m hurdles — 18.24

8. Anna Confer, 100m hurdles — 18.28

Top Summit finishes, boys

5. Daniel Keller, 300m hurdles — 44.58 

8. Jeremiah Vaille, 3200m run — 11:35.32

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